step2:get cables to hook system up

26 06 2006

went to low yat last saturday to shop for IT stuff with my ling. bluffed her that i wanted to get cables for my mixer so that she'd allow me to bring her there. anyway, after getting about everything she needed, i told her that i wasn't sure that there was a shop here that sold the cables i needed. hehe, but somehow i bumped into MiDi Specialist located on the 4th floor, the floor after the 2 IT floors in lowyat. met a guy there, loke. he was the product specialist there and i learnt quite a lot from him. after discussing with him about how best to hook my budget system up, i opted for these:

  • 2 XLR (microphone) cables
  • 1 custom-made cable (a mini-jack on one side, and 2 male XLRs on the other)
  • 2 XLR-to-RCA adapters

seems little right? well, i guess its cheap when it comes to pro audio. all in all, it cost 120. well, the sound is good. much better than my previous cables which i bought from jusco. hehe. well, no pictures of the new system. cables are boring. so instead, here's a wishlist, and also a preview of step3!

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ESI MAYA 44

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step1:get a mixer

9 06 2006

got this some time ago, but here it is anyway

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me baby =] a 12-channel, non-powered mixer with effects. problem is, i have nothing to play around with me new baby =[

speakers? microphones? cables? headphones? footswitches? surprisingly, i have none. yes. bummer indeed. but all is not lost yet, though lacking in equipment, i still managed to fix up a (very lousy sounding) sound system with me pc and me guitar amplifier.

here’s what i did:

  • a mini-jack from me pc’s line out connected to ch1 of me baby

  • a jack connected to the right output of me baby to the input of me guitar amplifier

needless to say, not only did i get mono sound, there was humming coming out everywhere from me guitar amplifier, sound quality lacked depth, it even sounded worse than those el-cheapo speakers they bundle up with computers these days =[

*takes a hammer out and swings it toward the system*

*takes out a cloth and gently wipes me baby*

you tried your best, didn’t you? wipe that tear of your beautiful buttons. don’t worry, you’ll have new toys to play with soon =]